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Print this page Notes: The Chevy Colorado is mechanically identical to the GMC Canyon.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,483 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #12

Apr 102013


  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that the clasp for the front passenger seat belt fractured. In addition, the engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was diagnosed but the repairs were unknown. The contact stated that the remedy did not resolve the failure. The contact also stated that the heating and cooling fan were fractured the fan was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #11

Feb 012016


  • 36,000 miles
When driving in motion after 10 minutes (stick shift ) the truck shuts off when I shift it in neutral mostly on the highway, when I pull off the exit at and idle (at a light ) the truck will shut off at times.I brought it to the Chevy dealership 4 times to be going on my 5th.

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #10

Oct 122010


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that the engine failed. The contact mentioned that after ten minutes of waiting to restart the vehicle, the passlock anti theft system warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred sporadically. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 252015


  • miles


Starting in 2014, the vehicle had widely spaced and random issues of not starting, but would start fine after an undetermined amount of time. At the time, I did not know that it was related to the pass lock system which will not allow a restart for a period of approximately 10 minutes. In the past month, I have had this problem approximately 12 or more times and finally found out that it was caused by the pass lock system. This condition is very dangerous because if the truck is shut off to save fuel in a traffic jam, or at a traffic accident, etc, it may not restart when the road then becomes open, leaving you stranded in a traffic lane. Because the problem is totally intermittent, you can't troubleshoot it because by the time you try to find out what is wrong, there is nothing wrong and it will restart fine. The problem can be in the ignition module (icm), the body control module (BCM) or a connector or wiring at any point in between as well as some other remote possibilities. This problem has caused me to late almost every time it has happened. The only solution offered by the dealership is replacing parts piecemeal starting at the cheapest and working up which can lead to expenses over $1000 and will still not guarantee the problem is fixed.

- Friendsville,, MD, USA

problem #8

Apr 132015

Colorado 4WD 4-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
I was slowing down at an intersection to make a right hand turn. As I made the turn, my engine died. I lost power steering, and my vehicle was extremely difficult to control. I nearly hit another car. My engine restarted immediately after I placed the truck in park. The next day, my truck died again while slowing to enter an intersection. I immediately took it to a mechanic, who replaced the throttle body. On the way home, it died while make a right hand turn. This appears to be a common failing with the Chevrolet Colorado, and is very dangerous as it causes a loss of power steering.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #7

Nov 012010

Colorado 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Paslock system shuts off fuel for no apparent reason. Have to wait 10 minutes and truck will start. This happens about 35% of time when try to start the truck.

- Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #6

Nov 012013


  • 100,000 miles


Passlock issues ongoing for over a year..probably closer to a year and a half. Vehicle will not start and thinks being stolen. Passlock shuts down computer. 10 minute wait for computer. Sometimes it takes 1, 2, 3, or 4 times waiting for 10 minutes! with small children it is not fun waiting!! twice in this time we were on our way to the hospital and had to wait...thankfully the wait did not make for a life threatening situation, but it could have! have also been stranded in the snow and freezing cold while having to wait! once was stranded after changing a flat tire on a hazardous road!....have also been late to numerous activities including work. Please GM, do a recall!!

- Fulton, MO, USA

problem #5

Jun 012012


  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The contact also stated that an unknown warning light illuminated. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000.

- Palm Harbor , FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 312014


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage approximately 100,000. The VIN was not available.

- Mt. Pleasant, TN, USA

problem #3

Mar 162014

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 77,499 miles
Pulling into parking spot and truck came to dead halt, looked down and the 4 wheel low had engaged. Vehicle wouldn't move and made awful grinding noises finally got it back into 2 wheel drive.(note the 4 wheel had stopped working completely at the end of February during a cold snap and lots of snow) went to drive home and truck again engaged into 4 low at 70 mph on highway immediately slowing me down to 20 and almost throwing me out of control. Have no idea if it made grinding noises then as I thought I was going to crash. There was an officer behind me that almost hit me but he followed me home to make sure the truck got there. There have been numerous other little issues with the truck like not starting, rear brakes blowing apart, U joints went out at 25,000 miles, engine not sealed properly per mechanic as got water in it last year.

- Lolo, MT, USA

problem #2

Jan 152014


  • 29,000 miles
Some time the engine fails to start, cranks ok, volts at battery 10.5V while cranking, install new battery, no help, no check engine lite, no codes in computer. After 15 or 20 min. It will start. The dealer says he can not help until it happen at the dealership, the fuel pump is running when this happen.I cannot check the spark because I cannot find them. Please help.this is the second complaint filed, the first one had the wrong truck( 2005( Avalanche) do not use that one.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 282012

Colorado 5-cyl

  • 75,300 miles
The engine started missing on 1cylinder, then showed an engine warning light. The instrument panel also showed a reduced power warning. The truck was taken to my local garage, and subsequent inspection showed no compression in #1 cylinder. The truck was then towed to flemington Buick Chevrolet GMC. Inspection there was diagnosed as burnt valves or failed valve seats. There are service bulletins on 2005 and 2006 Colorados for valve and valve seat problems. The service personnel at the dealership were honest and considerate to inform me of the bulletins on the older models, and that while there were no bulletins on 2007 Colorados, mine was not the only one to have the same type of valve problems. The 2005 and 2006 models were repaired up to 100,000 miles free of charge. As there are no service bulletins or recalls on 2007 models, Chevrolet has offered to pay only half of the repair costs. My vehicle is now 5 months past warranty with 75000 miles and was bought used off lease. Chevrolet has offered to pay half the repair cost of approximately 2800 dollars because they say this was unusual. I feel they should pay the whole cost as this repair is a continuance of the 05, 06 problem. Is there anyway to check how many 2007 Colorados have valve problems similar to the 05, 06 valve and cylinder head bulletins.

- Lebanon, NJ, USA

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